Selden Ring Award
ProPublica’s T. Christian Miller has been awarded the 2010 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting from the Annenberg School of the University of Southern California for his coverage of health claims of Iraq and Afghanistan war contractors.
- Injured War Zone Contractors Fight to Get Care From AIG and Other Insurers, April 16, 2009
Published with The Los Angeles Times and ABC News. Civilian contractors play an ever-greater role in Iraq and Afghanistan. But once they come home, their insurers often deny them their benefits, while the Labor Department fails to act.
- Foreign Interpreters Hurt in Battle Find U.S. Insurance Benefits Wanting, December 18, 2009
Published with The Los Angeles Times. Translators injured helping rebuild Iraq sometimes find the medical benefits they were promised are not forthcoming.
- Contractors in Iraq Are Hidden Casualties of War, October 6, 2009
Published with The Los Angeles Times. Reggie Lane, a struggling truck driver, was hired on for a good salary with a defense contractor, but a rocket-propelled grenade shattered his life.
- For AIG’s Man in Jordan, War Becomes a Business Opportunity, December 17, 2009
Emad Hatabah coordinated the care for hundreds of Iraqis working for U.S. troops, a role that benefited his own medical network.
- Injured Abroad, Neglected at Home: Labor Dept. Slow to Help War Zone Contractors, December 17, 2009
Published with Salon. The government's lack of action has allowed abuse of the system set up to ensure medical care for injured civilians.
- Foreign Workers for U.S. Are Casualties Twice Over, June 19, 2009
Published with The Los Angeles Times. Contract employees injured in the conflict zones of Iraq and Afghanistan and families of those killed there are covered by American taxpayer-funded insurance, but it often fails to deliver.
- In One Filipino Town, Workers Injured in Iraq Depend on the Kindness of AIG, June 19, 2009
Published with The Los Angeles Times. Three men from the Filipino town of Lutopan served as part of the invisible army that daily cares for and feeds U.S. soldiers in Iraq. But when one died and the other two were injured, their treatment was far from uniform.
- Blinded From a Sniper Bullet and Shortchanged by the System, December 17, 2009
An Iraqi who was injured while helping in the U.S. war effort says AIG's settlement treated him unfairly.
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